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Pakistan

Web Desk
April 8, 2020

Meet Afghan refugee doctor in Pakistan saving lives during coronavirus pandemic

Pakistan

Web Desk
Wed, Apr 08, 2020

In the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, doctors and medical staff are being hailed as heroes for fighting the outbreak on war-footing.

Afghan refugee Dr Saleema Rehman is one such frontline warrior in the COVID-19 battle, providing her services at Pakistan’s Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees paid tribute to the refugee doctor, serving humanity in the hour of utmost need.

In its post, the UNHCR Represntation for EU Affairs said: “ At Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi, Afghan refugee Dr Saleema Rehman provides a lifeline to some of  the poorest people in Pakistan".

Pakistan is among the worst-hit countries in South Asia in terms of coronavirus cases, with the tally crossing 4,000 as of Wednesday.

The country has recorded 58 deaths so far.